Child health and wellbeing begin with the health and wellbeing of the mother and depend on a safe pregnancy and delivery.
- Maternal health
- Maternal death is unacceptably common in Bangladesh, with access to maternal health care low.Only 51 per cent of women receiving antenatal at least once during pregnancy.
- Neonatal survival
- 320 newborn babies continue to die every day. Over half of all child deaths occur within the first 28 days of life.
- Birth registration
- Only 10 per cent of children under-five were registered with birth certificates in 2006.